Good morning! I hope all of you are having a wonderful morning and a great week. 🙂 It’s hot here in the windy city, so I got my run in early this morning. I am so happy I did, even though I have the day off work, because holy cow it’s getting humid! I had another good run this morning of 3 miles at 7:35 pace. 🙂 I have a ways to go before getting to where I was before my injury, but I am starting to feel more like my old self. I still have to build up my mileage slowly and continue my PT exercises, but at least my run pace is starting to come down as I get back into shape!
Now, for the real reason I am here…Tasty Tuesday! This week’s Tasty Tuesday is a taco recipe because I am a little too excited about Taco Tuesday! I know, I know I already shared a taco recipe with all of you last week….BUT tacos are so tasty and this recipe is different! I love both recipes, but these tacos are a little more filling than the black bean and quinoa ones from last week. Plus, I absolutely love meals in a bowl and anything that is made with black beans, if you guys could not tell. 😛 These tempeh and black bean taco bowls are tasty, filling, full of protein, healthy, and last, but not least they are vegan. Bonus points for how quick they are to make! So do yourself a favor and make tacos tonight! I do have to confess that I made these last night…I could not wait for taco Tuesday! haha. I really want to make them again tonight because they are so delicious…. Without further ado here is the recipe! 🙂
Tempeh and Black Bean Taco Bowls
Yield: 2-3 servings
1 packet taco seasoning (I used mild, but if you like things spicy I’d use medium or hot)
1 cup rice of your choice (I used Jasmine rice)
1 package of tempeh (I used Lightlife original)
1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
1 cup of frozen peppers
canola oil (as needed)
Optional: red pepper flakes, salsa, pico de gallo, tortilla chips
1. Prepare the rice according to the directions on the package.
2. Mix the packet of taco seasoning with water, according to the package directions. Set aside.
3. Cut the tempeh into bite sized pieces.
4. Let the tempeh marinate in the taco seasoning mixture for 5-10 minutes.
5. Sauté the tempeh in canola oil and spoon some of the taco seasoning mixture into the frying pan for added flavor. Fry until the tempeh starts to brown ( ~ 10 minutes).
6. In the meantime, sauté the peppers in canola oil. Add the drained and rinsed black beans once the peppers are almost fully cooked (~10 minutes.). Optional: for more flavor add some of the taco seasoning mixture to the pepper and black beans too.
7. Once everything is fully cooked, serve! Spoon the rice into bowls, add the tempeh, black bean/ pepper mixture, and any desired toppings (salsa,red pepper flakes, pico de gallo, etc). Mix it all together! If bowls aren’t your thing, serve in a warm tortilla! YUM!! 🙂
I hope all of you have a great day and more importantly, a happy Taco Tuesday (am I the only one who thinks of the Lego movie?)!
Today’s question: Any fun plans this week or weekend? I’m going to Lollapalooza this weekend and I cannot wait! 🙂
17 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday #7: Tempeh and Black Bean Taco Bowls”
I’ve never cooked tempeh – it looks simple enough…and quite tasty! Thanks. I’ll just schlep through the weekend, tennis and running in 100 degrees heat. ewwww…well, maybe not the running.
Tempeh is really good I promise! And sounds like a fun, active weekend minus the 100 degree weather. haha. 🙂 Here it’s supposed to be hot too, but not THAT hot thankfully!
I’ve never tried tempeh either! I’ll have to give it a shot!
Yes! I know it looks strange, but it’s tasty, I promise! Let me know what you think if you try tempeh. 🙂
I so want to like tempeh but I just can’t get over the fermented flavour.
Hmm…I didn’t love it the first time I tried it, but once I tried it in tacos I was hooked. Give it a second try! Otherwise tofu tacos or quinoa and black bean tacos are good too!
Ye… I’m gunna try some in tacos. Well Pitta because I just made a batch of them. Thanks 🙂
I love Taco Tuesday. That looks like a new fav recipe right there. Tempeh tacos
Thank you! I’m glad I’m not the only one who loves taco Tuesday. Let me know if you try them! 🙂
Tempeh has always been super intriguing to me, I’ve wanted to try it but have no idea how to prepare it. I’m definitely going to try your taco seasoning marinade method!
Yes! Let me know what you think. 🙂 Tempeh is quickly becoming a staple at my apartment because it’s cheap, easy to cook, and tastes good!
I have had tempeh at restaurants but I’ve never made it at home. This sounds really good though so I may have to try it!
Yes, let me know if you try it! This recipe comes together quickly, perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!
This looks quick and easy. I’ve never been able to get into tempeh, but it never occurred to me to marinate it like that.
Yes give tempeh another try! Tacos are my favorite way to eat it. 🙂
Haha I never even thought about the Lego Movie, but now I probably will every time I hear Taco Tuesday 😛
YES! I’m glad I won’t be the only one. haha 🙂